- Benefit from cultural immersion with American students
- Improve oral skills and language comprehension
- Practice a wide range of sports, plastic, visual and performing arts
- Gain a better understanding of the American Camp culture
Who: Students between 10 and 16 years of age, separated into Junior and Senior Villages
When: July and August (minimum 3 weeks)
Where: Camp 2 hours away from Washington D.C. in the State of Virginia
Lodging: Cabins with American students of the same age
Activities: Dance, badminton, basketball, canoeing, ceramics, cheerleading, cross-training, diving, swimming, football, photography, gymnastics, golf, high ropes, kayaking, lacrosse, low ropes, mountain biking, mountain boarding, fishing, painting and drawing, video production, theatre, tennis, archery, water skiing, wakeboarding and many more fun activities.
- Daily English classes
- Trip to Washington, DC
- Intensive sport clinics with professional instruction
This elite camp located in the state of Virginia is situated on more than 700 acres of beautiful rolling hills, forests and lakes. The impressive facilities include an 18 hole golf course, an equestrian center large enough to hold 90 horses, lakes and rivers for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, tennis courts, first-class gymnastics center, swimming pools, and sport facilities for basketball, football, etc., artistic, theatric and music studios.
Campers elect five distinct activities from a very large list every week. Groups are formed based on the age of the camper and are supervised by special monitors certified by the American Camp Association.
Students stay in log houses (with 4-8 campers per house) depending on age, gender and nationality. Younger campers (10-12 years) live in the Junior Village in cabins with two monitors per cabin. Older campers (13 years+) live in the Senior Village in individual cabins, supervised by monitors who stay in adjacent cabins. Boys and girls participate in the same activities but stay in separate cabins. The camp has medical staff and 24 hour emergency service, with a doctor in attendance every day.
Optional Program – Intensive Sports Clinics:
Campers who wish to specialize in a specific sport can do so by participating in the camp’s intensive clinics. These programs offer professional and personalized training three to four hours per day, Monday to Friday. The following sports are available in Sports Clinics: tennis, golf, water-skiing, football, gymnastics, cheerleading and the equestrian program.
Optional Program – Equestrian Training:
- Classes in theory and demonstrations by professionals. Care and maintenance of the horse, management of the stables and facilities, jumping form, safety, anatomy and psychology of the horse, first aid, show badges, etc.
- Fun riding through fields, rivers, lakes, etc.
- Two riding classes daily (one on control and position, the second on form and safety)
- Showmanship: participation in Equestrian Show where the participants experience the stress and responsibility that accompany these events. These very popular Shows occur every two weeks and are open to parents and the local community
Optional Program – Washington, D.C.:
The camp offers its international students an optional trip to Washington, D.C. and a Shopping Mall. Older students can also choose a series of 4-5 day adventure trips which take place in different parts of Virginia and the surrounding states. These are outdoor camping excursions that include water and mountain oriented activities such as canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, horseback ridings, caving, etc.
One day in Virginia…
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 12:30 Three elective activities
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Free Time
15:00 – 17:00 Two elective activities
17:00 – 18:00 Activities with cabin mates (scavenger hunt, games, etc.)
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 21:30 Evening activities (disco night, International Night, camp fires, theatre, open-air music, etc.)
21:30 – 22:00 Lights Out!